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Bill Hay Future Leaders Program

Available Positions

2022/2023 Positions:

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The Bill Hay Future Leaders Internship Program is made possible through generous contributions from Bill Hay and the Hockey Canada Foundation. The program has been funded for four years, through the 2022-2023 season.

The internships are based out of the three Canadian Hockey League offices (WHL – Calgary, Alta.; QMJHL - Boucherville, Que.; OHL – Toronto, Ont.) and Hockey Canada’s national offices (Calgary, Alta., and Ottawa, Ont.), and are awarded annually to outstanding college or university graduates who are pursuing a career in sports administration, sport marketing, sport communication or program development.


Internships can be either four months or eight months in duration. Each organization will have some flexibility in the start and end date of the placements.
Participants will be required to present a written summary of their internship experiences in preparation for the annual general meetings of each of the respective organizations, once the internship is completed.


Based in the CHL offices across Canada and Hockey Canada’s main offices in Calgary and Ottawa, these positions may call for placements within sports administration, communications and marketing, or program development initiatives. These placements will be reflected in the needs of each of the four organizations.
A committee that includes representatives of the WHL, OHL, QMJHL and Hockey Canada will work collaboratively to select suitable candidates for the internship positions.


  • Each internship will be awarded annually to a recent university or college graduate pursuing a career in sports administration, marketing, communications or program development.
  • Successful candidates will have gained experience working in practical environments during their college or university degree program(s).
  • Preference also will be given to those candidates who have earned an undergraduate degree in sports administration, sports management, kinesiology or a related field.
  • Applicants should represent the high ideals and commitment characterized by both the personal and professional aspects of life, including determination, integrity and enthusiasm.
  • Up to three Canadian Hockey League applicants who are pursuing post-secondary training in any of the aforementioned areas of study. Each CHL league may focus on, but is not limited to, players graduating from one of the three leagues who are now in pursuit of a career in sport administration.
  • Two Hockey Canada applicants with a focus on, but not limited to, players with experience playing for one of Canada’s national team programs who are pursuing post-secondary training in any of the aforementioned areas of study.


  • A monthly stipend will be provided at a rate not less than $1,200.
  • Housing will be the responsibility of the incoming intern.

Please send your resume and cover letter to


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